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Exclusive: This Is the Entire Food Lineup for Coachella 2017

What to eat at the country’s biggest music and arts festival

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Sweet Comforts!, a waffle concept that will debut at Coachella
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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Coachella has returned this year with an immense music lineup and an equally impressive food lineup. They’ve already released the Outstanding in the Field chef roster, but that’s a more exclusive sit-down premium experience.

Eater has the exclusive news on all the food that’s happening at the festival on both weekends, so feast your eyes. Coachella runs April 14 to 16 and 21 to 23, 2017.

Here are some quick hits on what you should try at Coachella 2017, plus the complete lineup below.

Fat Dragon, the popular new-school Chinese restaurant in Silver Lake, is serving an orange chicken bowl, plus cold-brew green tea with fruit infusions in the Beer Barn.

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Fat Dragon
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Danny Trejo’s ultra popular Trejo’s Tacos will be serving at the Beer Barn, which means it’s accessible to everyone, not just VIPs. And yes, the lines will be long.

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Trejo’s Tacos
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The one thing you need to try when you’re out there: Paper Planes, which is Alvin Cailan’s (Eggslut, Luchini Pizzeria) new concept that’s basically melted raclette cheese poured over tater tots. This will surely be the talk of the festival and possibly the most Instagrammable dish for both weekends. Just a caveat: It’s only available inside the Rose Garden VIP area.

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Paper Planes by Alvin Cailan
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Sweet Comforts is a supremely photogenic waffle dessert concept that is debuting at Coachella this year. They come in fruity pebble, Oreo, animal crackers, and “plain jane.” They’ll be serving in the Boardwalk area, which means it’s available to everyone.

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Sweet Comforts
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Ricardo Zarate’s more fast casual Mamacita, which opened a few weeks ago inside the Hollywood & Highland complex, is serving Peruvian burritos, which come with a quinoa and brown rice blend, tomato sambal, smashed avocadoes, and fried egg with chicken, skirt steak, or portobello mushroom. This will be available inside the Rose Garden VIP.

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Mamacita Peruvian burrito by Ricardo Zarate
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Marcel Vigneron’s Wolf will be serving everything from burgers and baby kale salad to this incredible coconut nitro ice cream, which should be the perfect relief during the warm spring festival in the desert.

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Coconut nitro ice cream by Wolf
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Here’s the full lineup of the food, plus where everything will be located:

Rose Garden VIP

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The Humm Dog by The NoMad Truck
Audrey Ma

The NoMad
Taqueria La Venganza
Mamacita by Ricardo Zarate
Woodley Proper
Mainland Poke
Paper Planes
Pioneer Eats
Ramen Hood
McConnell’s Ice Cream

Beer Barn

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Eureka! at the Beer Barn

Trejo’s Tacos
Bludso’s BBQ
Fat Dragon
Beer Belly

Main VIP

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Chicken tikka poutine at Badmaash
Birdies fried chicken sandwiches

A few notable changes here: Menotti’s, the lovable Venice Boardwalk coffee shop, is serving. Roy Choi’s enduring Korean-Mexican taco mashup Kogi comes back to Coachella after first debuting there years ago. Badmaash brings its excellent poutine fries topped with chicken tikka marsala gravy. Try Birdies’ fried chicken sandwiches for the first time ever at the festival.

Kogi BBQ
Sunny Blue
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Matcha Bar
Backyard Bowls
Plan Check
The Venue Sushi
Juice Served Here


The pop-ups this year are three fixed concepts serving a prix-fixe menu with plenty of options that’ll accommodate various tastes and preferences, which is a change from years past. This year, Kindred, a vegan-friendly restaurant from San Diego, makes its debut. Little Sister, Tin Vuong’s ultra popular Southeast Asian restaurant in Downtown LA and Manhattan Beach, will be serving dinners, while Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions will round out the lineup. To book a table here, go to this special link on OpenTable. Dinners cost $50 per person.

Little Sister
Playa Provisions

Boardwalk - General Admission

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Fritzi Coop’s The Stinger sandwich
Little Fatty
Minced pork over rice from Little Fatty
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The general-admission food offerings get a major upgrade this year, including Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Coop fried chicken sandwiches, Koreatown’s ultra-popular Sumo Dog, which originally debuted at Coachella, Roy Choi’s rice bowl concept Chego, and even the delightful Go Get ‘Em Tiger from Larchmont/Los Feliz. Does Coachella boast the best, most unique coffee programs of any music festival? Probably. Oh, and Sweet Comforts will be available to everyone in the Boardwalk.

Little Fatty
2nd City
Sweet Comforts
Fritzi Coop
Sumo Dog
Holy Cow
Juice Served Here
Go Get ‘Em Tiger
Milk Box

Other General Admission

Rocco’s Sweet Shoppe
Mallow Mallow
Top Round


Yeastie Boys

Backyard Bowls

8303 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 746-5404

The Venue

, , CA 90010 (213) 221-1251 Visit Website

Afters Ice Cream

1265 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106

Little Sister

737 Hope Street, , RI 02906 (401) 642-9464 Visit Website


3300 Overland Ave #105, Los Angeles, CA 90034 310-876-0910

Plan Check

1111 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 403-1616 Visit Website


435 North Fairfax Avenue, , CA 90036 (323) 782-9225 Visit Website


108 West 2nd Street, , CA 90012 (213) 221-7466 Visit Website


, Los Angeles, CA (213) 537-0327


317 South Broadway, , CA 90013 (213) 625-0292 Visit Website


1115 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90012 (213) 415-1818 Visit Website